The priest who originally commissioned this Mass of Thanksgiving set, completed his studies in Rome. His First Mass was offered in the Extraordinary Form in Charlotte, NC. Since then, it has been expanded to include a dalmatic design for a priest in Holland, PA.
While the floral design of passion flowers and grape leaves was inspired by a time-worn antique, this is no antique. Every stitch is brand new, hand embroidery which was "double padded" to create its' high relief. The antique vestment's liturgical symbols were changed to suit the devotions of the priest to create something truly personal.
On the chasuble front, a pair of stags bow below the Sacred Heart -- Psalms 42:1 "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." On the back, the Lamb is encircled by a crown of thorns, standing on the Book of Seven Seals, adorned of leather and red garnet gemstones. See photos of Fr. Jason Christian's First Mass here at New Liturgical Movement.